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“I bring the smell.”
When I came back room saw Katy that she woke and opened eyes. While I went for send a letter and backed my room, dawning time ended. Time went morning. Sky was better light blue. However Katy’s eyes still were remaining yellow bright. At time, she sniffed me and took out the smell.
“It is fish!”
She yipped. I saw canine’s smile in her lip. Each side of lips went deeply inner. She was young wolf more like puppy in yet. She was youngest. She needed to more train. Anyway she was lovely wolf; people may not bring that who she like happy wolf. I liked her.
“Finally Era have sleep, I see. I think; should you do more sleep? You may work harder in day light.”
I said to Katy. I worried. People didn’t consider our story. Wolves needed to sleep because we had many work in the order time, rest was necessary.
“I just got up early. I think I want to play time. Anyway, I like fresh smell. Yip!”
Anyway, this word, she might learn from me. I thought. People liked directly ‘anyway’ that one of bad words to wolf. I needed to reteach her. I thought.
Sniffed, Sniffed, I heard little rustle sound. Katy’s nose burrowed deeply at my felt. Pup liked smelling.
“Is any problem?”
When I shook my body, she little shocked and backed with gave curiously look.
“You are canine; surly you know sometime you should reset your body.”
Reset was necessary without someone’s hindrance. At time, I felt sleepiness, needed to sleep but not against bared teeth to her. She was puppy like young. That’s all.
I suddenly felt dizzy. I thought. In my consciousness, I was weak to controlling urge to bite something. It was bad habit. For a long time, I had urge to hunting, kill, blood and etc. People have decided these were just bad; People seemed wasn’t like those words; a bad word was a bad thought.
I never wanted bit fluffy wolf. Some of my veins made tense to me but I was ignoring it. I never did to something but that fact was roughing to me in now. I went my nest and fell a sleep.
Summer’s shine gave glitter to building its left side marble’s bricks. I was following my handler Aaron. He had little tender face with mild big belly. I didn’t know its reason but normally cohorts had big belly. We left glittery building that named Bronze hall, started patrolling day route.
Exactly Aaron was not my handler. He just fed to us. He bought meat and gave it to us; these were his job in office. People called wolves in anytime; we were conceded that people forced to us. We were intelligent could understand human speech; people rather thought that needed not trainer, But they needed man who well knew that livestock. Aaron was caretaker also shared his times with us.
Panes of windows sparkled from sunshine. Stores of each road-side they were opening their doors. People went and outed through doors as street crowded in natural midday. Half cooked fish’s smell came to me, from a house second floor’s opened window. I thought smell from dawn time.
Street seemed no problem with smells alike. But I thought tension that was existing theses days. Cohorts never said why they busy. Instead of route form their tongue, I sniffed sweaty smell or salt or sigh and freshener covered something for hide. These were unnormal. Cohorts usually just were arrogance.
“yip! This place has many smells.”
Katy said. She was young; she was trained by human, however she still had puppy like mind. This was day time patrol. Not play time.
“Put your mind for what you see and watch and sniff them.”
I pointed out. But Katy ignored that.
“I feel many things that I sniff. You brought fish smell but I really sniff in now.”
Two cohorts saw me and Katy. They seemed unpleasantly at time. Did any people love see wolves’ chattering? Even though they seemed threw by their duty.
Sniffed crowded street was good and taught many things. If I sniffed one smell learned taste, feel, essence then imagined how it had shape, had color at black and white and also with touch. Our nose could do various things that made us saw little widely. But it didn’t use pleasure in this time. We were patrolling,
“Katy. You don’t do that.”
Officer Aaron saw down Katy. He pointed out her. She accepted it and calmed in this time. Sadly also she knew why she complying human’s speech.
Aaron and two cohorts with four wolves were patrolling shiny street. People in street that they smell passed me. Cohorts walked with Snobbish gesture. They watched people but people was clever with cared that they want hide. Snobbishly or careful. I didn’t know who first started this play. For what reason, Cohorts didn’t find something that works was our thing.
Katy stuck to aside me. She might feel cheap. I watched each side of street. I gazed they shape and nosed their smell. They hardly could hide something to us. Alleys reached to street seemed darkly than midnight. Cohorts said need watch, I made my feel little tense.
Cohorts normally had one thought. Watch out commoners. With this thought, they also had order thought. We’re higher than the poor. They had tendency that look these people potential offenders. However they exceeded degree in nowadays. They made tighten to schedule, had more patrols and rummaged several houses. But I didn’t know reason.
Two people were arguing. People gathered in rimed line from them. Aaron and I saw that. Cleaned up fight was one of duty to cohorts. Aaron ordered to me and Sayira, “Go first” he said.
“What are these?!”
Man wore Light brown clothes shouted as saw us. We came at inside of rimed line then people divided each side. They saw two men with us gave worrying look.
“Theses are stocks.”
Another man wore off-white apron spat out words glared at us. He grasped nothing in both hands but was ready to kick anything with hard leather shoe. I sniffed apple’s smell.
“Are you gov’s wolf?”
Brown clothes man was looked like plugged his throat. He hardly asked what we were identity. He might angered interrupted his argument.
“You should back off.”
I and Sayira said to each human at one time. I gazed at Brown clothes man and bared my teeth and snarled. People frightened saw bare teeth. Their Intellect suppressed their instinct but it needed take some time. We were responsibility cleared fight earlier than Cohorts.
Atmosphere was felt freezable. People few stepped back from us.
Sky gave shine but it was felt cold. People could hunt wolves down, but for some reason, they shrank at the moment they saw wolves. Before their cold sweat rehotted, Cohorts approached.
“What are you doing in now?”
Young cohort who wore soiled and sweaty smelled coat, cut into among the people.
“He broke our promise. He didn’t pay out my money.”
Apron man complained to young cohort. His face showed this situation was not proper.
“I don’t think like that.” Brown shirt man said “Hey Cohort, I borrowed some coins not long ago that is truth. I wanted bring some furniture to my house. But this man sold to me rotten fruits.”
Two men complained at each other with explained to youth and other cohorts. I sniffed their growing hot smells and thought fight restarted soon. Other cohort who just looked them opened mouth.
“Who is first start fight?”
In his thought, he might determine that the easy way was good.”
“He insult at me.”
Off-white apron man griped.
“He throw apple at my head”.
Brown shirt man explained.
“I sniff apple smell.”
Katy interrupted; I realized missed control Katy. Apron man might be fruit-shop owner, glared Katy in twisted face. Cohorts prepared their work. Katy really didn’t know careless acting that make human throw stone at her. If wolves opened their muzzle, wolves should be caution.
“You go with me.”
Young cohort said. Cohorts would do this: two of them keep patrolling and one arrested man and went to office. He might don’t back home a few days. His sweaty smell proved that. His was young and low position.
“This man took out my money. You don’t take me from this place.”
Apron man pointed his finger at other man and complained. When I saw up man’s face he scowled me. I didn’t threat to him but, when I looked up human, they felt unpleasant feel. People dislike wolf that pact seemed never change.
Apron man resisted but youth succeeded buckled up leather strap to his wrists. Youth cohorts brief said.
“We are don’t detention just based little coins’ matter. But we have rule. I take you to office then you wrote some scripts and go back your place. This is fair, this is role.”
Youth didn’t say why don’t take care coin’s matter. That was just troublesome work for cohorts than fought at open place. They had a lot of task in nowadays.
Katy and Tailor and Aaron made people scatter. Two wolves and one man cooperated. People leaved like bird each direction. Aaron was good people among of human. At least, he didn’t hate wolves even he thought we were just animals.
After matter solved, two cohorts resumed their patrolling. Two men was first and wolves behind, I also resumed watch out the street. When I followed cohorts saw two strange people.
They were giving talk to each other. Something gleamed on one’s jacket. It seemed like neck watch, a watch: equipment had two needles with twelve black numbers, used for measured time, this is human’s stuff.
I knew two facts. Watch is expensive and not poor’s stuff. Two men seemed had work and also needed check time. They were keeping talk in dark side of alley entrance. They glared at two cohorts once. They might be look cohorts since cohorts stopped fight. I nosed them, smell is dusty but not dirty.
“Hey wolf. You should go in now.”
Aaron told me. I concerned about I told it to him. But I might be make mistake that could make bother him. Aaron was good people to stocks but as disliked as other people tiresome animal’s wrong claim.
“Yes, I will follow you.”
I said. At same time, Katy saw me in curious shape. Katy liked me and want knew what I thought. Useless thought needed forgot it, I decided forgot that. I really followed Aaron.
That evening, I caught chance talk with my fellows. They were not all wolves in cage. We were busy; people gave work that was regardless time. Nowadays, if some wolves woke up others were asleep. I was talking with six my fellows.
“Cohorts teased us.”
Dillon grumbled to others. He frowned his lids and wrinkled his muzzle skin. He woke a moment ago and should go for work soon.
“They never give any of price things to us.”
His eyes twinkled. Room’s only one candle has gone out. Whether that’s Light existed or didn’t exist, His eyes showed bright light.
“Though, they feed to us good meat that had good quality.”
Aira answered. She laid her belly on mid of stone floor.
“That have only one reason, they use us with salve.”
He made roar sound; Aira closed her muzzle. He said meaningless words. We were slave, just salve. If we could escape at city they awaited : The Landlord, The sheepdog, The shepherd, these were worst enemy for wolf. Even people didn’t mind us, we didn’t attempt escape. Human instinct hated wolf but they never fired someone’s property.
He was keep mumbling. Because of his mumbling, others talk interrupted. I want heard interesting story not his chat. Rest time was precious.
“Lazy dog.”
He stared Era. Era slept, her body laid side looked defenseless. She seemed truly tired. Before Dillon did more chattering, I thought one thing.
I knew people saw our conversation then what they thought. Our mocking voice that was so high or wail like noise and wrong pronunciation. Some part liked hissing pipe. Because we talked like that during whole life, we didn’t bother mis-pron. But human was different. They used well pronunciation and thought it was reasonable. Some of them said our talk was like fairy tale. That appeared talking animals even showed up big bad wolf. Speak good human language was quite difficult thing to wolf. I said human lang enough to human could understand barely two years ago, but kept learning throughout the life. People watched our conversation and laughed.
“She is skinny and fastidious.”
Dillon grumbled. He snarled with bristly his ruff. Era she didn’t show sign of wake up. She curled her body and showed no dignity as first ranked head dog in slumber.
“Listen up. What are you favorite Era? She is aged and simple.”
Dillon said to us. His eyes gleamed like star. I decided it was problem. Roberto, Restia, Aira and I gave attention to each other. Evan neglected our conspiracy. He didn’t care and laid his muzzle on stone floor.
“I don’t think like you.”
Aira growled. He was puzzled his lid slowly widened. He didn’t know our conspiracy.
“We can’t deny Era is unable, she already had many times didn’t handle in wise. You should think Human who used us as subject for their slander.”
“Don’t bother me with your mimic lang.”
I said with felt dissatisfaction. We were just locked at cage or City. I thought.
“We can make a good rule not like Era’s worn out directive. Era behave for her only satisfaction.”
You wanted you ranked alpha male. I thought. It was foolish doing that was like once Dillon attempted it. Sometime Era was savage that was caused by her old fatigue but mostly time she was docile. She had many experience from years. When I went to this cage she gave many taught like I was doing to Katy.
Before few weeks, He attacked Era’s body. Every wolf shocked. But finally Aaron kicked his belly as chock as forced to his boots. I saw he considered aim pistol to Dillon.
It had easy reason. People preferred the thing they saw in the longtime. Era lived more than fifteen years. Cohorts knew Era during twelve years. Era was worth for them than Dillon.
In other wolves’ case, that was meaningless challenge. Even any wolf toke out head dog’s place that was never change: We stuck in this cage and obeyed for human until died.
Dillon babbled some words. Anyone who woke up didn’t lesson. Dillon spilled pleasant rest. I thought with others. It cleared what we should. In the many time I did like human used their logic. I trained it at the time my puppyhood. Revealed beastly instinct was easy that I couldn’t do think anything.
Four fair of eyes met to each other; what we did was cleared. Dillon saw us on his staggered eyes. We rushed to Dillon. Four muzzles bit Dillon’s body. He screamed; I bit Dillon’s ruff his furs came in my throat, felt these plugged my throat. He jumped almost 30cm.
Dillon Floated on air then fell to motionless Evan. Dillon escaped from us and growled at us. Dillon was big male wolf but our aggregate weight was two and a half than Dillon.
When Dillon didn’t calm his anger then growled to everywhere, Evan stood up. He spread his muzzle that’s jaws wider than Dillon. He yawned in his widened jaws. He had smell of meat that ate in afternoon. Dillon was quiet.
Dillon Went back his spot then curled. Room was quiet. Before Went again work, yet rest time remained. I decided went to Aira.
“What happened in yesterday and it before?”
“I bit human.”
She gave brief answer. Like take smell from body, I expected interest thing but that unexpected to me.
“Why? Is this danger?”
Bit human was not good matter. Even it was just threat, frightened people didn’t think like that. They could accuse.
“He was burglar.”
Aira said and also added it was two days before night. Aira and Roberto’s partition were alongside each other. Roberto stuck out his neck from worn wood partition board and looks to us.
“Cohorts searched unlucky suspecter’s house. He strongly resisted.”
“Aira bit him?”
I asked to Roberto but he shook his head. His pupils gleamed faded rimmed yellow.
“Aira didn’t for herself. When cohorts searched house, one overcoat human stormy came in. He ran away with grasped scripts. Cohorts shouted and Aira caught him.”
“The scripts?”
“When I bit him, he blood in his left thigh. Cohort gave compliment me. I don’t think that damned people can accuse to me.”
“I heard people said politics.”
Roberto broke in on conversation.
“It mean dangerous thing.”
I said. I didn’t understand it yet; the thing which people said politic, pointed hardness and frightening thing. Cohorts gave generally attention on that.
“So that is no problem. Cohorts can hardly release such people. And-.”
She made a pause. Her eyelids slowly closed, it seemed she was remembering some taste. I saw her lower jaw that slowly twitched with inside tongue of muzzle.
“I tasted blood.”
She added.
“That likes a salt, that’s flavor like a sour, similar touched iron by tongue. It was more vivid than pale meat that was gave by cohorts.
I attacked human but fine. I didn’t hurt, at that time I found was deft.”
She made smile. Bared teeth and cleared eyes was wolf smile. At first I wondered why did talk such serious story, at second I knew wolves should reveal their feeling. Wolves were lonely among people. I saw room. Some wolves were awake talked to each other alike Aira. Room was dark but air felt comfortable.
“After I caught the man, one cohort cheered me. He gave me sips of liquid from bottle.”
Aira continued.
“I thought that cohort might dizzy. He gave a gift at wolf. Well, the gift was coffee.”
“Oh, bad.”
I said.
“I see. You sipped coffee. Somehow, you were not sober at that night.”
Roberto commented.
“He gave poison to me.”
Aira curled her body. Her paws let on her muzzle. She seemed that she thought that was terrible experience. Because we could speak their language, they kept their misjudgment. They ignored our behavior with incapacity. They thought that we could speak also we could other thing like them. They Gave poison to us that a raisin, an onion and a caffeine and in such.
She seemed stuck in partition. Square cushions covered in bottom and I saw wall which was in front of me. The wall plastered. Aira saw me. Eyes were dimly yellow. I understood her sick like pose had intention.
“I said hard experience. Thus, you should say your experiences.”
Wolf smile resettled in her face and muzzle. Talk was happy thing. It was my turn. But suddenly room’s wolves calmed.
“You are impudent animals. How dare you chat?”
A loud annoying voice heard my back. Cohort lot. He thought all wolves doing was bad, he was that type of human. He paused then continued his say.”
“particularly Kardien, you are suspicious wolf.”
I turned back. Cohort Lot stood on threshold and other wolves were stuck their partitions. I backed to front. Aira was calmed and Roberto hid his head inside his partition only his smell remained in front of me. I was gave unexpected matter.
Why are only I didn’t perceive? I thought. Dull wolf. Meanwhile Lot spitted words.
Pleased rest time abruptly ended.
Black howl Copyright by Kardien Lupus

Submitted: August 05, 2010

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